Monday, July 6, 2020

Watercolor, Ink Blending, and Heat Embossing - Facebook and YouTube Live Cards

Good morning! Today I'm going to do my recap last week's (and the week before) Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Lives and YouTube Live! If you missed the Live videos and want to take a peek, you can find them on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page and Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Channel- I will post a link to each video below. As always, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live for each video, so make sure and pop in each week to win that live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning for Facebook Lives and Tuesday afternoons at 1 PM Pacific Time for YouTube Lives! {This week we will have YouTube live on Tuesday - then take a week off and resume on July 16th with Facebook Live)

This week I'm playing catch up on a few extra posts - so, sorry for the long post!

I've started just posting photos and listing the main supplies I used - with a link each week to the proper videos, just to save a bit of time! So - here is the card we made on July 2nd's Facebook Live - you can find the video HERE:





And moving on to YouTube Live - this happened on June 23rd - you can find this video HERE (watch the video for another fun color combo!):







And another YouTube Live - this happened on June 30th - you can find this video HERE (I like the color combo we did live even better on this card!): 





And finally - one more YouTube Live, this time as a guest with Jeff Lindberg for Monday night's craft hour - this happened on June 29th - you can find this video HERE (and of course, there was another color combo we played with for these as well!):





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Popped Up Accented Elements - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Delivery Duo - Simon Says Stamp July 2020 Card Kit

Good morning! I'm stopping by with a couple more cards created with the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Home Sweet Home! This kit is such a fun kit at a time when many of us have been spending lots of time at home! The included stamp set by the same name has a lovely and versatile cityscape, and is and filled with fabulous sentiments, there is some fabulous pattern paper,  fun die set - not to mention the Cardstock, stickers, and more!

Today I'm sharing a simple duo of cards that looks rather complicated...but thanks to the lovely pattern paper in this kit, came together SOO quickly and easily with minimal effort!


I love the gorgeous Waffle Flower Special Delivery pattern paper in this kit - both of these panels were trimmed from one of the pieces of paper.


I trimmed them a bit smaller than my white cardbases, and adhered them directly onto the cardbases.


I then added a few sparkly white jewels in varying sizes to the flowers and the stamp on the envelope for a bit of sparkle and simple dimension.


And just like that - these easy peasy cards were done! Almost embarrassing to post them since they were so easy! :)


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Happy Happy Happy - Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release

Good morning! I'm back yet again with another card today using the fabulous Sending Happiness Release from Simon Says Stamp! I recently picked up some of the Karin Brushmarkers I have been seeing used lately - so hard to resist a new toy, don't you think? So I put them to use on this card to add a bright and happy pop of color, and play with a bit of blending of the markers! 


I started off by stamping the big happy from the new Happy Days stamp set 3 times on some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper using my MISTI and Versafine Ink.


I then added two different shades of each color to each word - a lighter shade at the top, and a deeper shade at the bottom, and blended them together with a wet paintbrush in the center. I also added a bit of gray for shadows around the outside of the words - hard to see in the photos though I'm afraid! I rounded a corner, and adhered it to a gray cardbase with the same corner rounded as well.


I added some supporting sentiments from the stamp set, a few sparkly jewels, a few of the images from the same stamp set scattered around the bottom, and a good thick coat of Glossy Accents over the large happy words for some shine!


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Watercolored Front Door Card - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sending Happiness - Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release

Good morning! I'm back with another card today using the fabulous Sending Happiness Release from Simon Says Stamp - today I'm sharing a super clean and simple card!



For this card, I actually used a leftover practice piece from the card I posted yesterday for the blog hop (you can see it HERE). I had blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink in the corners of a panel of watercolor paper, and misted with water to give a loose watercolor effect.


I die cut the new Chunky Flower die from white cardstock and layered it in the corners, trimming the excess off the edges. I mounted it on a a white cardbase, and stamped the sentiment from the new Happy Days stamp set in the center using my MISTI.


Finally, I flooded each of the sections inside with Glossy Accents and a detail applicator. A bit slower and tedious than it looks - but SOOO worth the effort! Love the almost stained glass effect it gives - and yet it is still a nice flat and easy to mail card!


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Always in My Heart - Simon Says Stamp July 2020 Card Kit

Good morning! I'm stopping by with another card created with the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Home Sweet Home! This kit is such a fun kit at a time when many of us have been spending lots of time at home! The included stamp set by the same name has a lovely and versatile cityscape, and is and filled with fabulous sentiments, there is some fabulous pattern paper,  fun die set - not to mention the Cardstock, stickers, and more!

Today I'm using the stamp set to create this bright and colorful design with distress inks!


For this card, I stamped the fun row of houses along the bottom edge of a panel of white cardstock using black pigment ink so it would be water friendly. I then used an ink blender to blend some distress inks over portions of the image, then misted with water and let the color run as they wanted. Once it dried, I repeated to deepen the color a bit - blending over it then misting with water again.


I added some white splatters using some thinned down white acrylic paint, and again let that dry, before matting with some black cardstock and mounting on a white cardbase!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:



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